Educational Services Facility
5:30 p.m.

September 20, 2022 School Board Meeting
A. Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Belford called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m.

A. Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Board Members Present:  Misty Belford, Katye Campbell, Jennifer Jenkins, Cheryl McDougall and Matt Susin.

A. Moment of Silence
3. Moment of Silence

The Board held a moment of silent reflection and invited the audience to join.

A. Invocation
A. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Belford led the pledge of allegiance.

A. Entertainment
A. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions
5. Board Member/Superintendent Recognitions

Board members and Dr. Mullins recognized various students, staff, community members and business partners and outlined the positive impact each have on Brevard Public Schools.

A. Adoption of Agenda
6. Adoption of Agenda

Dr. Mullins read into record the changes made to the agenda since it was released to the public:


  • F12. Instructional Staff Recommendations
  • A27. Administrative Staff Recommendations
  • H26. Procurement Solicitations
Approve the September 20, 2022 Board Meeting agenda and its revisions.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
A. Ancillary Item
A. Administrative Staff Recommendations
7. Administrative Staff Recommendations
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: Accept the retirement of Dr. Julia A. Diakakis from the position of Assistant Principal (12 month) at Edgewood Jr/Sr High School, effective November 30, 2022. Accept the resignation of Ilea S. Trahan from the position of Assistant Principal (10 month) at Madison Middle School, effective September 28, 2022
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: JenniferD Jenkins
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
B. Recognition of Visitors/Guests/Staff
C. Resolutions/Proclamations
D. Presentations
D. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
8. Project FAFSA Liftoff!
FAFSA Introduction for September 20th.pdf
Elevate Brevard Sept 20th School Board Presentation (1).pdf

Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Leading & Learning, provided a presentation on Project FAFSA Liftoff and Elevate Brevard to the Board and audience. 

Discussion ensued among the Board regarding the information presented.

E. Public Comment (Agenda Items)
9. Public Comments (Agenda Items)

Chairman Belford reminded speakers of their time limit of three minutes and of the decorum expected while speaking. 

One individual signed up to address the Board. 

As a result of public comments, additional clarification/information was provided:

Ms. Belford stated that there is a difference from a budget and expenditure.  She reiterated a statement made by the Financial Services team at the previous Board Meeting advising constituents to come in and review/learn about the budget.  Ms. Belford stated that the suggestion of the district producing every invoice for everything spent in the district is not realistic, but staff will gladly provide access to the information if requested. 

Ms. Belford provided an explanation on the requirements for waiving bids.

Ms. Belford stated that we are working on a funding formula from the state that does not allow us to address the wage compression issue and provided further explanation.  

Dr. Mullins added that over the last 6 years, Superintendent's have had to address the necessity of cutting the operating budget to meet the expense needs related to rising healthcare costs or preparing ourselves to provide at least a modest raise to employees.  Cuts have been made of over $35+ million.   He disagrees with the statement made that there are discretionary funds available to tackle wage compression and further explained his reasoning.

Ms. Belford asked Ms. Campbell to reiterate her previous statement which pertained to support of the millage.  Ms. Campbell stated that as constituents share lack of support due to the district not having a plan, she shares that the district does have a plan and are constantly updating all of our websites that house the information.  She has found that constituents are not looking or don't know where to look, so she encourages them to reach out to the Board/district so they can be directed to where to find this information.  Ms. Campbell stated that she fully understands that there are individuals who are against tax increases, and she respects their opinion.  She wants everyone to vote based on their convictions and conscience, but does not want them to vote based on lack of information or misinformation.   Ms. Campbell stated that the information is out there and now is the time to get it.  To get to the information, click on the "Brevard County Millage 2022" banner on the Brevard Public Schools (www.brevardschools.org) webpage.  

Mr. Susin stated that he has a public records request in for expenditures and staff are fulfilling it.   He stated that the information will be available for review once he receives it.

F. Consent
F. Board Office
10. Meeting Minutes
2022-0908 Work Session.pdf
2022-0908 Final Budget Hearing and Board Meeting.pdf
F. Financial Services
11. Budget Amendments for June 30, 2022
June 2022 FY 2022 Monthly Budget Amendment #9.pdf
Debt Service Budget Amendment FY 22 #1.pdf
Capital Project Funds FY22 Budget Amendment #1.pdf
Special Revenue Fund Food Service Budget Amendment #2 as of June 30, 2022..pdf
Special Revenues - Other FY22 Budget Amendment #1.pdf
School Internal Funds budget resolution 6.22.pdf
Special Revenue - Fed Educational Stabilization FY22 Budget Amendment #1.pdf
2021-22 Casualty Funds (71X) Budget Amend #2-06.30.2022.pdf
2021-22 Health Funds (73X) Budget Amend #2-06.30.2022.pdf
F. Human Resources
12. Instructional Staff Recommendations
Instructional Staff 09-20-2022.pdf
ESOL (OOF Handout) 09-20-2022.pdf
13. Support Staff Recommendations
Support Staff 09-20-2022.pdf
14. Job Description: Early Childhood Coordinator
9201_EARLY CHILDHD COORD_C2127_08.01.22 - edit.pdf
Early Childhood Coord - JD Auth form jc.pdf
9201_EARLY CHILDHD COORD_C2127_08.01.22 - clean.pdf
F. Secondary Office of Leading and Learning
15. Field Trip - Palm Bay Magnet High School's Speech & Debate team member to New Haven, Connecticut on Sept 29-Oct. 3, 2022, to Durham North Carolina on Oct. 7-9, 2022 and if qualified, to Kentucky in June 2023.
Speech and Debate Letter of Invitation and event schedule SY23.pdf
16. Field Trip - Palm Bay Magnet High School Wrestling to Mountain Brook, Alabama on December 8-11, 2022.
PBMHS Mountain Brook 2022 Spartan Invitational Information.pdf
PBMHS Mountain Brook 2022 Spartan Invitational Itinerary - Dec. 8-11, 2022.pdf
17. Field Trip - Palm Bay Magnet High School's Wrestling Team to Kalamazoo, MI on September 29-October 3, 2022
PBMHS Wrestling Team Itinerary - Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2022.pdf
18. The Driving Choice Grant Program
F. Elementary Office of Leading and Learning
19. Odyssey Charter School Amendment to the Charter Contract
OCS Charter Contract Third Amendment 051022.pdf
F. Project Management
20. West Shore Jr./Sr. High School & Southwest Middle School Intercom Renewal - Close Out
OEF-209 - West Shore Jr Sr High School 09 12 2022.pdf
OEF-209 - Southwest Middle School 09 12 2022.pdf
21. Titusville High School Facility Renewal - Close Out
OEF-209 Titusville High School B-2021-86.pdf
22. Freedom 7 Elementary School - Construction Management Services
Freedom 7 fire photos.pdf
Freedom 7 Fire Restoration GMP Attachments.pdf
23. South Lake Elementary School - Classroom Addition - Construction Management Services
South Lake Addition GMP Attachments.pdf
F. Environmental, Health & Safety
24. Annual Comprehensive Occupational-Safety Inspection Report
BPS 2021-22 Occupational Safety Insp Rpt..pdf
F. Approval of Consent
25. Approval of Consent
Approve the September 20, 2022 Board Meeting consent items with the exception of those pulled for discussions, if applicable.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Items Pulled for Discussion
G. Public Hearing
H. Action
H. Procurement and Distribution Services
26. Procurement Solicitations
a - 19-598-B-SH-Emergency Generator Maint.pdf
b - RFP 19-501-P-NA - Cigna Amendment.pdf
Approve the Invitation To Bid (ITB) below: a) ITB 19-598-B-SH - Emergency Generator Maint. & Repair - Renewal/Increase - Facilities Services - $Variable - Operating Other b) RFP 19-501-P-NA – Group Medical and Pharmaceutical Insurance Management Services – Amendment – Employee Benefits & Risk Management - $Variable
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
27. Department/School Initiated Agreements
a - 23-076-BW-WH - Haas EDU for BHS.pdf
b - 23-153-A-WH -Learning Labs 911 Simulators.pdf
Approve the Bid Waived (BW) below: a) BW 23-076-BW-WH - Haas EDU CNC Machines and Related Services for Bayside High School - Secondary Leading & Learning - $94,218.35 - Operating Other Approve the Agreement below: b) – BW 23-153-A-WH – Learning Labs 911 Simulators for PBMHS, RHS,THS – Secondary Leading & Learning - $106,977.02 – Special Revenue Federal
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Cheryl Mcdougall
Second: Katye Campbell
Misty Belford - Aye
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Cheryl Mcdougall - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
I. Information
J. Staff Reports
K. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points
28. Board Member Reports/Discussion Points

Board Members who provided a report and their affiliated topic(s) are below:

  • Matt Susin
    • Transportation Concerns Regarding Processes
  • Misty Belford
  • Katye Campbell
    • FSBA Board of Directors Meeting Topic Suggestions
L. Superintendent's Report
29. Superintendent's Report

Dr. Mullins shared information pertaining to this year's ethics training and also provided a shout out to Mr. Susin for initially proposing this collaborative community initiative.  

Dr. Mullins also provided the Board with an update on the prospect for beach volleyball for our schools.  He stated that there are a couple of schools that are pioneering this sport and we are going official this year and adding it as an FHSAA qualified sport.  Eight schools have expressed an interest and the district will be working with them to make it possible for their students.

M. Public Comments (Non-Agenda Topics)
30. Public Comments (Non-Agenda Topics)

Speakers were reminded of the three minute time limit for non-agenda items as well as the decorum expected while speaking.

Two individuals signed up to address the Board.  

N. Adjournment
31. Adjournment

Chairman Belford adjourned the meeting at 7:01 p.m.

Chairman: __________________________ Secretary: ________________________________

INSTITUTION:  ARTICLE IX - SECTION 1.  Public education:
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